Writer and Technology Entrepreneur

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Writing

ROAD OUT OF DAMASCUS (short story)

Finalist, Jack Dyer Fiction Prize

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Short Story Award for new writers

Published by Crab Orchard Review (Vol. 22) (2018)

To be re-published by fresh.ink in December (2019)


10 STEPS TO A UNICORN EXIT (article-satire)

Published by Venture Beat (2018)

Re-published by High Shelf Press (Vol. IX) (2019)


THE PERFECT HUSBAND (personal essay-satire)

Honorable Mention, 47th New Millennium Writing Awards 

Published by High Shelf Press (Issue VIII) (2019)


CRUMBS ON THE FLOOR (short story)

An earlier version of this story earned Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for new writers. Although it is a standalone story, it is also the first chapter of an as-yet-unpublished novel about friendship. The novel was a Semifinalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Contest.

Published by The Midnight Oil (Vol. 2) (2019)


HOOKED AND HANGING (short story)

Although it is a standalone story, it is also a late chapter in the same as-yet-unpublished novel as above.

Published by The Write Launch (Jan. issue) (2019)


GREECE THROUGH A LENS (essay)

Introduction to ZOI, a book of photography by Stella Johnson (2018)


THE WAY OUT (personal essay)

Published by Antioch Review (Vol. 76, No.3) (2018)


PARISIAN KISSES (personal essay)

Published by HCE Review (Vol. II, Issue II) (2018) 

 

RESTIVE AND UPRISING (personal essay)

Published by Dreamers Creative Writing (Year 1 Anthology) (2018)

An earlier version of the essay, called Rejection, was published in Poetry and Business (2016) and was the basis for the short story, Road out of Damascus


SEEING IN THE DARK (personal essay)

Published by Bellevue Literary (Fall issue) (2017)


SHISHA (short story)

Winner, Tethered by Letters’ Short Story Contest

Finalist in PNWA Literary Contest 

Published in F(r)iction #7 (2017)


FINGERPRINT (short story)

Runner-up, Prole Books' Prolitzer Prose Competition

Published in Prole21 (2016)


GREECE'S FLEDGLING TECH SCENE (article)

Published in Huffington Post Blog (2016)


COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS at American College of Thessaloniki (2016)


IRON DOME (short story)

Top 25 (of over a thousand entries), Glimmer Train Short Story Award for new writers

Editor's Pick, 2015 Northern Colorado Writers Contest

Published in Pooled Ink: 2015 NCW Contest Winners (2015)

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Business

Marina Hatsopoulos was Founding CEO of Z Corporation, an early market leader in 3D printing. The Company was the winner of the "New England Technology Fast 50" for 2001, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the region, and was listed in the Inc 500 ranking of the nation’s 500 fastest-growing private companies by Inc Magazine. 


She is currently Chair of the Board of Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically-levitated bearingless motor technology and Founding Advisor of Inkbit, an MIT startup.  She was recently appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus to the newly-formed National Board of Research & Innovation. She is on the Advisory Board of the Nantucket Conference, MIT Enterprise Forum Greece,  Eurobank's EGG accelerator,  OK!Thess accelerator, Mindspace entrepreneurial program and Cyprus Seeds research commercialization program. She is an investor in ENDO Medical, Advantis, Codebender and RTsafe, based in Greece, and C2Sense, based in Cambridge, MA. 


She was a Director and investor in Cynosure, a $400 million leader in the laser aesthetics market which was sold to Hologic for $1.65 billion in 2017. She was a Director and investor in Dear Kate, which makes performance apparel, and Tea Forte, a luxury tea brand which was sold to Sara Lee. She served as Director of the GSI Group, a $300 million supplier of laser-based advanced manufacturing systems for the global semiconductor and industrial markets. She was a Director of Contex Holding, a $100 million leading manufacturer of large-format scanners and software. As Chair of the Committee on Finance and Investment of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), she oversaw the budgets and investments of this 120,000-member organization. 


She serves on the Board of The Bridge Boston Charter School and has served on the Board of The Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Ms. Hatsopoulos graduated with a B.A. in Pure Mathematics and a B.A. in Music from Brown University in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Mathematics Prize, and Faculty Fellowship). She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1993 (Sigma Xi). 


Business Press/Awards/Publications

Ms. Hatsopoulos was honored with Mass. High Tech’s 2001 All-Star Award for Hardware. She and Z Corp. have been profiled in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine , a Boston Museum of Science podcast, and MIT Technology Review. She has published articles in Design News and Time Compression Technologies, and contributed a chapter, titled “Product Differentiation from Technology,” to Jumpstart: Launching Your Business Venture, Profitably and Successfully (Aspatore, 2003).


Select Speaking Engagements

  • Osaka Institute of Technology-“U.S. Tech Startup Hubs & Elements of Success”-Osaka, Japan (Sept. 2019)
  • Kyushu Institute of Technology-Iizuka, Japan (Sept. 2019)
  • Fukuoka GrowthNext Conf Keynote-Fukuoka, Japan (Sept. 2019)
  • Cyprus Seeds-“Avoidable Mistakes in Commercializing Research”-Nicosia, Cyprus (June 2019)
  • MIT International Workshop on Innovation-“Breaking Rules & Entrepreneurship”-Cambridge, MA (June 2019)
  • Brown Univ.-“On Entrepreneurship”-Providence, RI (Oct. 2018)
  • Hellenic American Bankers Association-“Trends in Entrepreneurship”-New York, NY (October 2018)
  • Athens Univ. Economics & Business-Athens, Greece (May 2018)
  • Harvard Univ.-Cambridge, MA (May 2018)
  • MIT-“Managing Adversity as CEO”-Cambridge, MA (April 2018)
  • MIT Microsystems Annual Research Conf. (MARC) Keynote-"Startup Decisions"-Bretton Woods, NH (Jan. 2018)
  • Aristeon Award Acceptance Keynote-Boston, MA (Nov. 2017)
  • THI Venture Fair Keynote-“Investing in Greece”-Athens, Greece (June 2016)
  • University of Cyprus-“Elements of a Successful Startup”-Nicosia, Cyprus (Oct. 2016)
  • Reload Greece-“Activating the Diaspora”-London, England (Sep. 2016)
  • American College of Thessaloniki-Commencement Address-Thessaloniki, Greece (July 2016)

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